Tesoro-Savage deny request for longer comment period

5:08 p.m. July 2
More time for public to study oil terminal data had been sought

The companies seeking to build the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver haven't been shy in expressing their disappointment about delays in the project's review by a state agency.

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U.S. stocks slip on mixed U.S. jobs report

By Associated Press July 2, 2015 3:09 p.m.

NEW YORK —Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend.

Solid hiring, lower U.S. unemployment rate, but wages flat

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer July 2, 2015 12:31 p.m.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.

Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

By KEVIN McGILL and REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press July 2, 2015 10:46 a.m.

NEW ORLEANS — BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press July 2, 2015 9:29 a.m.

WASHINGTON — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission.

Papa Murphy's to expand presence at its HQ

By Aaron Corvin July 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc., parent of Papa Murphy's take-and-bake pizza chain, is expanding at its corporate headquarters in Vancouver.

Pot now legal in Oregon; local shops reap benefit

By Justin Runquist July 1, 2015 9:28 p.m.

When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix.

SUVs, muscle cars help auto industry maintain momentum

By Associated Press July 1, 2015 5:12 p.m.

DETROIT — Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so much.

New rules seek to address misconduct by trade schools

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press July 1, 2015 5:09 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.

Obama pushes to revive Ex-Im Bank

By Niels Lesniewski, CQ-Roll Call July 1, 2015 5:07 p.m.

WASHINGTON — As the charter for the Export-Import Bank was lapsing, President Barack Obama penned opinion pieces in a number of newspapers across the country asking readers to pressure their lawmakers to bring it back.

Northwest cherry growers set June shipping record

By ROSS COURTNEY, Yakima Herald-Republic July 1, 2015 4:36 p.m.

Northwest cherry growers may not harvest as many cherries as last year overall, but they easily set a record for the month of June.

Evergreen Habitat raises its minimum wage to $15 per hour

By The Columbian July 1, 2015 4:35 p.m.

Vancouver-based Evergreen Habitat for Humanity said Wednesday it has increased its minimum wage to $15 per hour.

U.S. probing possible airline collusion to keep fares high

By DAVID KOENIG, SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press July 1, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

Singletary: Responding to readers on parents' money

By Michelle Singletary July 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Whenever I'm able, I like to answer reader questions about their individual situations.

Rebound completes work on Pacific Crest clinic

By The Columbian July 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Rebound has completed the expansion of its Pacific Crest physical therapy clinic, 601 S.E. 117th Ave., Suite 210 in Vancouver.

Home prices in 20-cities show slight annual growth

By The Columbian July 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Home prices in 20 cities increased 4.9 percent from April 2014, representing a slight slowing in the annual growth rate of home prices in the composite of 20 cities, including Portland-Vancouver, according to the newest S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values, released Tuesday.

Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.